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  •  The GOP cloaks its economic theft in "freedom" (11+ / 0-)

    and waves the flag and swaddles themselves in the trappings of patriotism so vigorously it's difficult for the brainwashed masses to see "behind the curtain" where the oligarchs and the plutocrats are pulling the levers of power to further enrich themselves at the expense of the very middle-class citizens on whom they depend for their business revenue.

    here's an interesting thought:

    What if we all just STOPPED SPENDING for a week?

    For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

    by dagnome on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:05:20 AM PDT

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    •  It would have to be a well-publicized, intentional (2+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1, YucatanMan

      consumer action.

      What if we all just STOPPED SPENDING for a week?
      A pointed demonstration of the power of the 300 million little people who really own this country. Otherwise, it would backfire--be used as example of how desperate the US economy is and why we need so much more austerity.

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:31:32 AM PDT

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    •  or just didn't pay (4+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, carver, ozsea1, YucatanMan

      the rent
      or mortgage
      for a fiscal quarter

      actually, I think jubilees were originally understood to be part of the debt process - a tradition where new kings declared a debt jubilee as they took office

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